37 posts categorized "Challenge"

10/16/2019

Wed 16

Challenge Reminder: Enchanted
by Nancy Penir

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Hello and Happy Halloween! I have a challenge reminder for you, one I hope will be enchanting. Our challenge this month has a Halloween theme, but instead of spooky or scary, how about Enchanted?

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The beautiful Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame and Stencil was my starting point. I watercolored the whole Frame, pumpkins and leaves with my metallics.

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They go on like watercolors, but the mica in the paint gives a glow to your images.

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The frame and enchanting fairies were glued onto a sponged inked base. Then a bit of Nuvo Glimmer Moonstone added to the fairies. How would you create an enchanting Halloween card? We'd love to see! 

There's a 20.00 gift card for the winner of our challenge, that runs through the 29th. 

Hope you have a great and creative week!

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10/09/2019

Wed 09

Challenge Reminder: A Witchy Halloween Shaker Card
by Nadine Carlier

Halloween Witch Shaker Card by Nadine Carlier

Hello, Nadine here today with a reminder to enter the PSC#61 Enchanted Challenge.  The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something that is "Enchanted". Plus if you enter you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!!

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I had made a video showing you all how I created this card but technology was not on my side and somehow the video got corrupted so I lost it. :( So I will do my best to explain how I created my card.
I first started with a white piece of cardstock for my card front and rounded off the top of it.  Then using some Copic markers and an airbrush machine I sprayed the top half with some orange markers and the bottom half with green markers. I then took the Poppystamps Magical Cauldron Die and cut it out of the background piece I used the Copics on. For the witch, I used the Poppystamps Spellcaster Witch Die and cut the witch out of black cardstock. Just under the Cauldron, I used the Fa-Boo-Lous stamp from the Halloween Fun Stamp Set. Where I cut out the cauldron on the backside I added a piece of acetate and then added some 3D foam tape around the cauldron to add some shaker elements and then went all the way around the rest of the back of the card front with the 3D foam tape. Then attached the card front the card base to seel in the shaker elements.

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Using one of the circles from the MemoryBox Basic Circle dies I cut out a moon and used airbrushed some yellow Copic Markers on it and adhered it to my card. Stamped some bats from the Halloween Fun Stamp Set around the moon. Then I adhered the witch to the front of the card with some 3D foam squares.

For all the details on the challenge click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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10/01/2019

Tue 01

PSC#61 Enchanted

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge PSC#60 Anything Goes is Joyce M

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Heidi H

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

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PSC#61 Enchanted - Do you love Halloween?  This month we're bewitched with the delight of this spooktacular holiday. Whether your Halloween is filled with the glamour of the Gothic or spooky sweet with tricks and treats for your little devils, we hope you play along with us.   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Nancy Penir  

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!  You have until 12 am US EST on October 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  November 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

 

09/18/2019

Wed 18

Challenge reminder Anything goes
by Tina Wilstrup


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Hi there Poppy fans, are you playing along with the September challenge? I hope you are! It's an easy one - Anything goes - and here's a reminder with my inspiration. Having just sent our old boy across the rainbow bridge I knew I had to use the Whittle dog along with this sentiment.

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I started by cutting the Hearts trio show case die from a leftover piece of yupo paper that I made a while ago. I used Copic re-inkers RV04, RV02 and RV00. From the same piece I also cut the Whittle dog. For just the slightest contrast I die cut the Hearts trio die and the largest of the Pointed rectangle frames from a white shimmer cardstock.

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I placed the large frame as well as the white panel. I adhered the small frames from white shimmer cardstock using a T-ruler to align them and then inserted the yupo paper pieces. I stamped the sentiment from Whittle everyday stamp set in a matching pink ink and adhered the Whittle dog.

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So there you have it. I decided to keep it simple. It felt right given the circumstances.

I hope I have inspired you and to play along! We always love seeing what you create, and you might win a $20 gift certificate to the store!

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09/11/2019

Wed 11

Challenge Reminder
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I'm interrupting the Fall / Halloween blog blitz to bring you this important message :P   HAHA!  I want to remind you that if you love to craft you should be playing along with our monthly challenge! 
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I'm playing along with this clean and simple card featuring the FUN FLORAL SIDEKICK Frame! 

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The challenge this month is ANYTHING GOES so there is no excuse for not playing along.  If you've never played before it couldn't be easier.  All you need to do is make a project... it could be a card, tag, home decor project etc. take a photo of it and upload it to a gallery like Splitcoaststampers, Flickr, or Instagram.  Just copy the url link where your photo is located and add it to the challenge links.  We select two winners every month.  The project we like best receives our blog badge, and one random winner chosen by random number generator receives a gift certificate for $20 to our on line store.

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My card starts with a distress ink panel in Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron.  I topped the panel with the FUN FLORAL SIDEKICK frame cut from white card stock.  

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The sentiment is from the Blooming Greetings stamp set, and is stamped on the window cut out.   I embellished the frame with die cut flowers and leaves that are included in the set.  I inked scraps of white paper with distress ink and used that instead of card stock.  The flowers have gem centers for a little bit of bling!

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Now it's your turn!  I sure hope you'll play along!  We love to see what you make!   And YES!  Our blog blitz will be back in full swing tomorrow! We've got lots more projects to share featuring the new release!  

Have a great day! 

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09/01/2019

Sun 01

PSC#60 Anything Goes!

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Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge ABC - Anything But A Card or Back To School is Greta H.
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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Gail!

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

09-19

PSC#60 Anything Goes! - There's no excuses not to play this month because ANYTHING GOES!  We're looking for projects for ANY OCCASSION!   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Marybeth Lopez

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Tina Wilstrup

Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on September 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  October  1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

 

08/21/2019

Wed 21

Challenge Reminder: ABC Anything But a Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello, and welcome to my reminder... a reminder that there's a challenge you don't want to miss! ABC or Anything But a Card.

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3 tags for grandchildren going back to school. I'll pop these onto some new pencils or something fun that will start them off with a smile.

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First, loosely watercolored my background on a taped down watercolor Cardstock. If you tape it down first, it will dry flat. Makes it much easier to work with.

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After I stamped all my images, they were Copic colored and cut out.

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Each tag was stamped with a sentiment and some waves, the given some bing with rainstones.

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Specialized tags are a great way to say, 'You're special to me', and are so much fun to make. Hope you can play along this month. There's always a gift certificate to the Poppy store as the prize. And we love to see what you make. Have a great week!

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08/14/2019

Wed 14

Challenge Reminder: DIY Bookmarks with Video Tutorial
by Nadine Carlier

DIY Bookmark by Nadine Carlier

Hello, Nadine here today with a reminder to enter the PSC#59 ABC - Back to School OR Anything BUT a Card challenge. The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something having to do with back to school or anything that is not a card. Plus you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!!

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I used the Poppystamps Lovely Idea Die, the lightbulb made me think of school and I thought it would be cute on a bookmark.

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To get the gold imprint on the background of my bookmark I used the Gemini Foil Press which works great with any of Poppystamps dies.

Below is a video tutorial showing exactly how I created the bookmarks.
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For all the details on the challenge click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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08/01/2019

Thu 01

PSC#59 - ABC - Back to School OR Anything BUT a Card

6a01157003623c970c01b8d25908ec970c-320wi Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge!  We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us!  On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme.  The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for last month's challenge Animal Kingdom is libellule_craft

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Groundhog Day.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!

08-19 copyPSC#59 ABC - Back to School OR Anything BUT a Card!   August is back to school time here in the states and if you have a youngster in school this is the time when lots of correspondence is going back and forth.  A card is a great way to let your favorite teacher know what a great job their doing or to encourage your youngster to give the new school year all their best.   No kiddos in your home?  Thats ok - make an ABC project - that means Anything BUT a Card.  That could be a tag, scrapbook layout, home decor etc.  Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) on your project.

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

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Nadine Carlier

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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!  You have until 12 am US EST on August 29 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on  September 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 

07/24/2019

Wed 24

Challenge Reminder: Animal Kingdom
by Nancy Penir

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Hi there! Are you playing along with the Poppystamps Challenge? This month it's an Animal Kingdom theme. I love all animals, especially farm animals. We raise chickens for their eggs and ducks, just cuz they make great pets. Believe me if some critter enters our yard, they sound the alarm! My reminder card features Poppy's Whittle ducks.

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I love playing around with all the fun alcohol inks, water color backgrounds and embossing folders for dramatic textural settings, and on this card I chose an already made watery background made with Lindy's stamp gang's Magicals in blues and greens. A perfect setting for my duck family.

The stripes were made with my scoring tool.

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The 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" background was scored on 2 sides at 1/4" lines. I turned the card over so the lines would pop outward.

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I used The Delicate Branch Collage Die to frame the ducks. And since I'm always in need of birthday cards, I chose the Doodle Happy Birthday for my sentiment.

I know if you're an animal lover like me, you have lots of critters in your stash. Create a card or a project and play along for a chance to win!

Hope you're having a wonderful summer. Happy Crafting!

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